Youth Ministry

A welcoming community for middle and high school students

“I come because it’s different from other groups I belong to. It doesn’t matter what you are at school; here you can be more like you. It’s fun to be together with friends and do the trips, but sometimes there is something more. I can’t quite describe it, but that something more is why I keep coming back.”
– a First Church youth

FUMC Youth Ministry

The FUMC Youth Ministry engages all middle and high school students in a supportive, welcoming community that invites young people to grow in a life-long relationship with Christ and each other through service, worship, and fun.

Upcoming Events

Middle and High Schoolers and their families can join us at Barton Springs Pool.

Family Night at Barton Springs Pool

Sunday, September 24 | 3:00-5:00PM | 2131 William Barton Drive
Want a little family fun in the sun without all the heat? All middle and high school students and their families are invited to take a chilly afternoon dip in Barton Springs! Arrive early to leave yourself time to park and meet up on the Azie Morton Street (East) side of the pool. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and water!

8th-10th graders explore faith in Confirmation

Youth Night at Blazer Tag

Sunday, October 15 | 4:00-6:00PM | 1701 West Ben White Blvd.
Ready for a little friendly competition? All middle and high school youth and their friends are invited to an evening of fun at Blazer Tag! Please bring $20 for two rounds of laser tag and pizza. Recruit your best team and we will find out who will reign as champions!

Middle school retreat to Mo Ranch


October 20-22, 2023 | 2229 FM 1340, Hunt, TX | $200/person
All middle school youth are invited to a weekend in the Texas hill country! We will hike, kayak, eat s’mores, run wild, and share some meaningful time together. The cost is $200 per person. Sign up now and don’t be afraid to rope your friends into the fun, too! In fact, want to make things interesting? The student who recruits the most new friends (other middle schoolers who don’t currently attend youth) will have their trip fees refunded and can enjoy the fun for free!

8th-10th graders explore faith in Confirmation

Confirmation Class Forming for Fall 2023

Confirmation offers young people a chance to learn about faith in the United Methodist tradition—our identity as Christians, history and heritage, practices, and beliefs. With weekly gatherings in participant families’ homes from October to April, Confirmation lets youth question, wonder, and learn together in a casual, pressure free environment. Typically meeting on either Monday or Tuesday nights, participating families will have input on the day of the week we meet. If you have an 8th-10th grader who is interested in exploring faith through Confirmation, register now to receive more information or direct your questions to Devon Bailey.

Sunday Schedule

Sunday School

Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to wake up with fellowship, study, and donuts! We will gather for music and announcements, then split into middle school and high school groups to awaken to God’s word.

6th-8th grades meet in Room 202 in the Family Life Center
9-12th grades meet in Room 203 in the Family Life Center


Engage – Sunday Evenings

Engage is taking a little break for the summer, but once school starts, come Sunday nights to dig deeper through fellowship, study, and prayer. We will engage our whole selves in discussion, prayer, and worship…plus a whole lot of fun! Engage meets on Sunday nights weekly throughout the school year from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. 

Connect Self, Community, God

Our Tweens (5th, 6th, and 7th graders) are invited to join us as we build relationships, serve, and help youth connect to one another and with God during the transitional pre-teen years. Connect will meet periodically on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.


Our 8th, 9th, and 10th graders are invited to take the next step in their faith journey. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in Baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. Confirmands are asked to remember their Baptism, so we ask each of our participants to have been baptized prior to completing Confirmation. Confirmands will complete their Confirmation by being asked to take the same vows of membership in The United Methodist Church and our local congregation that all who join are asked.